The Latest News from Across the Mallee
- White Ribbons Fill Swan Hill To End Violence Against Women
The Swan Hill community will see white ribbons throughout the town today, as a symbol of ending violence against women following the alleged murder of former Swan Hill mother-of-three Samantha Fraser.
The main gates to Swan Hill Memorial Park are closed today, to allow white ribbons to be attached and residents to pay tribute.
Swan Hill Police Inspector Haydn Downes says the campaign should further encourage a no-tolerance attitude.
"Family assaults and violence against females is just abhorrent; it really shouldn't happen and there's no excuse for it," Downes said.
- Swan Hill's Homelessness To Be Tackled
Swan Hill will be one of eight regions targeted as part of the Andrews Labor Goverment's new Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan.
The $19 million program is now open for tenders, as the Government looks for outreach teams to engage and assist those in the Mallee who are experiencing homelessness.
Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp says the regional focus is a further positive.
“This issue is not just isolated to Melbourne and I’m proud the Andrews Labor Government is helping
rough sleepers in regional areas like Swan Hill," Gepp said.
For more information or to submit a tender please visit: www.tenders.vic.gov.au
- Finals Previews for Top Four Sides Across All Three Mallee Leagues
With less than a month until finals get underway in all Mallee leagues, the schedule has gifted fans potential finals previews tomorrow.
LINK: FootyZone has all the scores as they happen!
In the Central Murray, the 2nd-placed Mallee Eagles will be looking to jump back on top of the league ladder when they host the resurgent Kerang, who will looking to secure their place in fourth with a fifth-straight win.
Cohuna will also be looking to hold their place in the finals picture when they travel to red-hot Swan Hill, who have won nine matches in a row.
Golden Rivers' ladder leaders Nullawil will be hoping for another win over fourth-placed Hay, with their round eight clash going right down to the wire.
Fourth-placed Sea-Lake Nandaly will be out to cause an upset, and secure their North Central finals position in the process, when they host ladder leaders Wycheproof-Narraport, who have managed to beat the Tigers by more than 30 points in both of their meetings this season.
Third-placed Donald will also be looking to cause a boilover, when they host second-placed Birchip-Watchem.